WWE Hall Of Famer, Booker T commented on the recent backstage incident between Matt Riddle and Brock Lesnar from the WWE Royal Rumble during his Hall Of Fame podcast.
Matt Riddle and Brock Lesnar reportedly got involved in a backstage altercation, with the Beast letting Matt Riddle know he doesn’t appreciate being tagged in posts on social media and has no desire to work a match with him.
Booker T discussed the protocol of calling people out online, admitting it is always best to contact the other person before working an angle.
“You got to know somebody first in order to do something like that,” Booker T said. “This ain’t the UFC. Where you see these guys talking so much smack to each other back and forth and what not. Now on the other hand, when the Corey Graves thing started. When all of those reports started coming out, I called Corey Graves and said ‘Don’t say nothing just let it ride. Let’s see if you get a few clicks out of this. Let’s see if we get a few followers.’ And it became something, but we both knew what was up. Everybody else thought Corey and I had a lot of heat already, so if they think we have heat, let’s do something with it.”
“This is professional wrestling,” Booker said. “This is not the UFC where it’s real, and it’s organic to where the fans are buying in to it. But with professional wrestling, it’s not like that. You don’t come in and go into business for yourself in professional wrestling.
“Be careful what you say even if your are just messing around. Think about what you are going to say because people can take it and edit it and make it sound like what they want it to sound like and trust me that’s what you don’t want.”
Booker added that he thinks it is bad for business when both people aren’t involved.
“Lesson to be learned: Don’t work an angle unless you know the guy,” Booker stated. “It’s bad for business. That’s just the way I feel about it.”
H/T to WrestlingInc.com for the transcriptions.
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